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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,574 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Malibu AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 282012


  • 59,148 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the blower for the air conditioning system malfunctioned and the power windows failed to go back up after being rolled down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,148. Updated 11/20/14

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 272003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
1) leaking coolant from intake manifold into engine, required gasket replacement and coolant / oil change 2) turn signals work intermittently, had to replace turn signal switch 3) A/C does not work, blows hot air, dealer unable to repair 4) brakes weak, vibrate. Replaced with after market components (powerslot rotors and performance friction carbon metallic pads) 5) automatic door locks inoperative, dealer unable to repair 6) poor fuel mileage, best is 28 mpg highway (cafe violation??) 7) starter failed, replaced with rebuilt unit.

- Tipton, IN, USA

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